Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecology, London

SAS International’s SAS150 ceiling system was specified for the Royal College, along with bespoke metal column casings. SAS products were specified for their precision, finish and acoustic absorption.

Key features




Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists


Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Main contractor



SAS Project Management

Completion year


System type

SAS150, Column Casings

Area M2



United Kingdom

When the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists was refurbishing its Sussex Place premises near Regent’s Park in London, it looked to SAS to provide the solution. SAS International’s SAS150 ceiling system was specified, along with bespoke metal column casings, for the project.

Plain rectangular ceiling tiles have been installed to echo the shape of the vaulted ceilings within the entrance to the College, as well as assisting in the reduction of ambient noise. Hinge down access throughout the ceiling provides easy accessibility to services, including lighting. SAS150 consists of clip-in self levelling, bevelled edge tiles. The concealed suspension system utilises a deep Omega bar profile thus offering wide spanning capability.

Robert Potter, Project Architect, commented “The main challenge was to install to a very fine tolerance within an existing building. For example, SAS International worked with us to ensure that the elliptical column casings were as small as possible around the structural columns in situ, which varied in size. The SAS metal solution was chosen for its precision, finish and acoustic absorption.”

SAS International supplied matching wedges and trims to add to the co-ordinated visual appeal of the ceiling.

The striking plain column casings feature a perforated pattern towards the column base. These perforations allow heating and cooling to be provided to the space via a low-velocity displacement ventilation system.

Meanwhile in the main meeting rooms, square SAS150 ceiling tiles with an attractive perforated decorative pattern were specified. These incorporate apertures for lighting, air conditioning add to the clean, modern appearance.

As well as the design features, the SAS International products offer outstanding life cycle cost benefits, with a 25-year product lifespan. In addition, the durable polyester powder finish provides for easy cleaning.

SAS International had worked with the College on an earlier scheme for their new Education Centre. Input from SAS into this project led to a successful outcome with after-sales support serving as a key factor in the specification for this refurbishment.

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